Me & My

Solving Print's Pain Points

An exclusive Printweek supplement highlighting businesses that have risen to the industry's challenges.

Hunter: “The speed and ease-of-use is exactly what we need”

Me & My: Horizon BQ-160 PUR perfect binder

Allistair Hunter, managing director of Clacton-on-Sea-based print, direct mail and publishing business The DS Group says that to be successful in the printing industry and enjoy longevity you have to...

Poland: “It’s been a blinding machine and a good addition to our range of equipment"

Me & My: Vivid Laminating Technologies VeloBlade Volta 69+

Brighton-based One Digital had always outsourced die-cutting jobs. It had a sizeable array of equipment in its factory that allowed it to take on all manner of digital and litho work, including a...

Hartley: “Nothing has beaten us yet... touch wood”

Me & My: Boomerang Boomer 6

Since it was founded, 50 or so years ago Newport-based Lexon Group has continuously evolved its business offer. The company started out providing vinyl tax disc holders to the motor industry in...

Christie: “In our opinion, Bobst is the gold standard for foiling machines”

Me & My: Bobst Visionfoil 104

Herbert Walkers’ fourth Bobst hot foiling machine has doubled productivity of embellishment for packaging, its fastest growing sector.

Gilbert: “It’s saving us quite a lot of money”

Me & My: Fujifilm EM Setter

Investing in a new setter and new plates has cut waste, downtime and cost, and increased productivity for Hickling & Squires.

“Intellistart is phenomenal. It’s all hands-off, you just set up the pallets and the machine does the rest”

Me & My: Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75

A Speedmaster update has given Fretwell Print & Direct Mail a productivity boost thanks to a highly automated specification.

Smith: “We can get so much more work through the DM-Luxliner”

Me & My: Kurz DM-Luxliner

The Foil Printing Co is seeing sales of foiled products continue to soar, both at home and abroad, as a result of this investment.

Le Gresley: “We’re delighted with the success of this investment and would definitely recommend it to others”

Me & My: BGM Elite DSR

Garage start-ups tend to be associated with the US – think Apple and Hewlett-Packard – but they’re not uncommon on this side of the Atlantic either. It’s surprising how many of the successful printers...

Crew (left) and Lindwall: “Dye-sub is the only way to achieve a true black on fabric, and the colours really sing”

Me & My: EFI Vutek FabriVu 340i

Like so many good ideas, Ottimo Digital began with a conversation over a pint in a pub. In 2009, Nick Lindwall and Lee Crew got together for a drink. They had known each other since college and were...

Cottee: “The main reason we looked at the Duplo was because of the ease-of-use operating the software. It’s been a revelation”

Me & My: Duplo PFi Blade

BCA Group in Enfield is a long-established family printing business that’s managed to adapt to changing times and fortunes for more than four decades. First set up in 1980 by Brian Cottee, it’s...